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Members of Sanctuary Norfolk who have set up an online petition calling for Norfolk County Council to house 50 Syrian refugees in the county. From left, back, Talib Aldris, 11, with his mum Siobhan Aldris, Meike Reintjes, and Alexandria Innes. Front, Marguerite Phillips and Muhammad Amin Franklin, with his son Aziz, 5. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Pressure is mounting on Norfolk County Council to offer sanctuary to 50 Syrian refugees.

London Road North has been cordoned off by emergency services

A man, believed to be in his 50s, is being flown at a specialist burns unit at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford following an incident on London Road North, Lowestoft.

Agri-Tech taster event at Easton and Otley College. Norwich School student Annalese Pitt, 17. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The challenge of tempting high-achieving students into scientific and technical careers in modern agriculture was addressed by a pilot education scheme this week.

North Walsham Young Farmers' straw bale structure in a field just north of the town.  Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

The first of this year’s straw bale sculptures have emerged and are already attracting attention on social media as Young Farmers’ Clubs seek to promote their new members’ nights.

3D image of what the new specialist academy in King's Lynn could look like. Submitted

The first 3D images of what a new west Norfolk specialist academy could look like have been revealed.

Why not pay a visit to Holkham Hall this weekend? Picture: Ian Burt

Find the best things to do in Norfolk this weekend with our guide to what’s on.

Matthew Hancock MP

An MP has called for upgrades to be made to one of our area’s busiest junctions.

Sundown 2015 Photo: Lee Blanchflower

Tens of thousands of music lovers will be enjoying one of the last festivals of the season this weekend, as Sundown Festival returns to Norwich.

Wells Inshore Lifeboat, which picked up a woman and her dog  who were cut off by the tide.

The woman, understood to be in her forties, was walking her dog on the footpath at Five Bridges along side Garborough Creek when she was cut off by the tide, which had come in behind her.

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Composite picture of the Kray twins Ronnie (left) and Reggie. Photo credit:  PA Wire

Police in Norfolk are investigating allegations of fraud involving memorabilia of notorious East End gangster Reggie Kray, it has emerged.

Health

Aiden Bloss at home in Stradbroke with mum Emma and sister Libby.

Starting high school may be seen as a routine event, but for one Suffolk boy it is an impressive milestone in a life that could have been very different.

Business

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb (left) with Structure-flex managing director Paul Reeve at the official opening of the firm's new factory in Cromer. Picture: SUBMITTED

North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb has officially opened Structure-flex Limited’s new 50,000 sq ft factory in Cromer.

Education

3D image of what the new specialist academy in King's Lynn could look like. Submitted

The first 3D images of what a new west Norfolk specialist academy could look like have been revealed.

Politics

Conservative Norwich North MP Chloe Smith. Photo: Steve Adams

There’s an extremely serious vote coming up in Parliament: on Assisted Dying. Readers may shudder at this – it’s a hard one. We think of what we would want for our loved ones or ourselves.

Environment

A paramilitary police officer carries the lifeless body of a child after a number of refugees died and a smaller number were reported missing after boats carrying them to the Greek island of Kos capsized, near the Turkish resort of Bodrum early Wednesday, September 3rd. (AP Photo/DHA)

Britain will take “thousands more” refugees from camps on the borders of war-torn Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

Tech

Contactless payment app Droplet's Steffen Aquarone, Aimee Keeble and Christian King who are launching a reward programme for independant traders in Norwich. Photo : Steve Adams

Shoppers will soon be able to earn “Norwich Points” when they eat and drink and buy from the city’s independent retailers.

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